The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 257 295 244
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -51
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 447 334 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.82% 0.63% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.69% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 197 218
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 4 27
Average hourly rate £20.50 £25.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.60% -7.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £22.90 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.18 £31.25 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-21.15% -3.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50225 48710 42844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.47% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31072 30211 24612
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1971 1993 2105
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +43 411 £350 - 155
London +27 168 £375 +7.14% 68
South East +28 84 £400 +25.49% 32
East of England +37 66 £325 -16.12% 19
Cambridgeshire +28 41 £310 -20.00% 8
Cambridge +24 37 £325 -16.12% 6
City of London +2 35 £400 +6.66% 22
Surrey +26 30 £394 +57.50% 7
South West +2 29 £316 -15.66% 16
West Midlands 0 23 £310 -4.98% 1
Hampshire +6 17 £375 +7.14% 4
North West -18 17 £350 -17.64% 8
Scotland -4 15 £338 - 6
Oxfordshire -8 14 £475 - 1
Redhill - 13 £520 - 1
Wiltshire +7 12 £338 +3.84% 3
Yorkshire -25 12 £325 -1.88% 4
Essex +5 11 £400 +220.00% 3
Manchester -7 11 £350 - 5
Hertfordshire -4 10 £350 - 3
Bristol +6 9 £280 -34.11% 6
Glasgow +5 8 £338 -15.62% 1
Birmingham -6 8 £288 -8.73%
West Yorkshire -14 8 £220 -45.00% 1
Berkshire 0 7 £363 +3.57% 6
East Midlands -20 7 £325 -7.14% 6
Camberley - 7 £388 -
Edinburgh -9 6 £375 +11.11% 3
Leeds -13 6 £220 -45.00% 1
Coventry - 6 £350 -

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 376 (46.48%) Linux
2 358 (44.25%) Windows
3 241 (29.79%) VMware
4 210 (25.96%) UNIX
5 194 (23.98%) Red Hat
6 173 (21.38%) Active Directory
7 157 (19.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 154 (19.04%) Microsoft
9 146 (18.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 136 (16.81%) SAN
11 133 (16.44%) Puppet
12 117 (14.46%) Solaris
13 115 (14.22%) Oracle
13 115 (14.22%) VMware Infrastructure
14 112 (13.84%) Finance
15 99 (12.24%) Python
16 96 (11.87%) SQL
17 92 (11.37%) HP
17 92 (11.37%) Windows Server 2012
17 92 (11.37%) DevOps
18 91 (11.25%) Perl
19 89 (11.00%) Configuration Management
20 87 (10.75%) Bash Shell
21 83 (10.26%) Cisco
22 82 (10.14%) DNS
22 82 (10.14%) ITIL
23 80 (9.89%) PowerShell
23 80 (9.89%) Data Centre
24 78 (9.64%) Windows Server 2003
25 71 (8.78%) Security Cleared

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 61 (7.54%) IIS
1 61 (7.54%) Apache
2 54 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 49 (6.06%) Tomcat
4 35 (4.33%) JBoss
5 30 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (3.21%) SharePoint
7 23 (2.84%) WebSphere
8 16 (1.98%) WebLogic
8 16 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (1.61%) Lync
10 9 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (0.87%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.74%) GlassFish
12 6 (0.74%) uWSGI
13 5 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.62%) CMS
Applications
1 55 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.72%) MS Office
3 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.25%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.25%) MS Project
4 2 (0.25%) Vectorworks
5 1 (0.12%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.49%) Maximo
2 4 (0.49%) Murex MxG2000
3 3 (0.37%) Agresso
3 3 (0.37%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.37%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 3 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.12%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.12%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.12%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.12%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.12%) HFM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 47 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.22%) Office 365
3 10 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.24%) SaaS
3 10 (1.24%) IaaS
4 7 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.74%) IBM SmartCloud
5 6 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.25%) Joyent
9 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.12%) Yammer
9 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 136 (16.81%) SAN
2 82 (10.14%) DNS
3 70 (8.65%) NAS
4 66 (8.16%) Firewall
5 61 (7.54%) TCP/IP
6 44 (5.44%) LDAP
7 37 (4.57%) LAN
8 32 (3.96%) DHCP
9 23 (2.84%) WAN
10 21 (2.60%) Internet
10 21 (2.60%) VLAN
11 19 (2.35%) iSCSI
12 16 (1.98%) VPN
12 16 (1.98%) SSL
12 16 (1.98%) SMTP
13 13 (1.61%) VoIP
14 12 (1.48%) HTTP
15 9 (1.11%) WebEx
16 8 (0.99%) Network Security
17 7 (0.87%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.44%) Oracle Database
3 43 (5.32%) MySQL
4 23 (2.84%) Relational Database
5 18 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (1.48%) RDBMS
9 9 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (0.74%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.62%) Big Data
14 4 (0.49%) DB2
14 4 (0.49%) MongoDB
15 3 (0.37%) NoSQL
15 3 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
15 3 (0.37%) Sybase ASE
16 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 28 (3.46%) Jenkins
2 24 (2.97%) Subversion
3 19 (2.35%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.87%) TeamCity
4 7 (0.87%) Maven
5 3 (0.37%) Ant
5 3 (0.37%) MSI
6 2 (0.25%) JIRA
6 2 (0.25%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.12%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.12%) Hudson
7 1 (0.12%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.12%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.12%) Gradle
7 1 (0.12%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.12%) JUnit
7 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.12%) JMeter
7 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.12%) Selenium
General
1 112 (13.84%) Finance
2 42 (5.19%) Banking
3 11 (1.36%) Telecoms
3 11 (1.36%) Retail
4 8 (0.99%) Law
5 7 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 7 (0.87%) Investment Banking
6 6 (0.74%) Marketing
7 5 (0.62%) Publishing
8 4 (0.49%) International Banking
8 4 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.37%) Advertising
9 3 (0.37%) Legal
10 2 (0.25%) Games
11 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.12%) French Language
11 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.83%) Web Services
2 25 (3.09%) .NET
3 22 (2.72%) XML
4 17 (2.10%) HTML
5 15 (1.85%) Middleware
6 9 (1.11%) WebSphere MQ
6 9 (1.11%) LAMP
7 7 (0.87%) J2EE
8 6 (0.74%) XML Messaging
8 6 (0.74%) WSGI
8 6 (0.74%) Regular Expression
9 5 (0.62%) Application Packaging
10 4 (0.49%) WPF
10 4 (0.49%) HTML5
11 3 (0.37%) RESTful
11 3 (0.37%) Twisted
11 3 (0.37%) PHP-FPM
12 2 (0.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 2 (0.25%) Flash
12 2 (0.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 80 (9.89%) Data Centre
2 48 (5.93%) Clustering
3 46 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.98%) NHS
6 14 (1.73%) Replication
7 13 (1.61%) Fat Client
7 13 (1.61%) Statistics
7 13 (1.61%) Thin Client
8 11 (1.36%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.24%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.11%) Wiki
11 7 (0.87%) Digital Media
11 7 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.74%) Freedom of Information
12 6 (0.74%) Freedom of Information Act
13 5 (0.62%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.49%) HACMP
14 4 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 376 (46.48%) Linux
2 358 (44.25%) Windows
3 210 (25.96%) UNIX
4 157 (19.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 146 (18.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 117 (14.46%) Solaris
7 92 (11.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 78 (9.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 65 (8.03%) CentOS
10 48 (5.93%) AIX
11 38 (4.70%) Windows 7
12 30 (3.71%) Ubuntu
13 19 (2.35%) HPUX
13 19 (2.35%) Fedora
14 14 (1.73%) Windows 8
15 11 (1.36%) SUSE
15 11 (1.36%) Debian
16 10 (1.24%) Mac OS X
16 10 (1.24%) VMS
17 9 (1.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (11.37%) DevOps
2 89 (11.00%) Configuration Management
3 82 (10.14%) ITIL
4 58 (7.17%) Migration
5 42 (5.19%) Change Management
6 39 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (3.83%) Capacity Management
8 29 (3.58%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (3.34%) Open Source
9 27 (3.34%) Service Delivery
9 27 (3.34%) Incident Management
10 26 (3.21%) Performance Tuning
11 25 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
12 24 (2.97%) Project Management
12 24 (2.97%) E-Commerce
12 24 (2.97%) Change Control
13 23 (2.84%) Performance Monitoring
14 16 (1.98%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (1.98%) Workflow
14 16 (1.98%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 99 (12.24%) Python
2 96 (11.87%) SQL
3 91 (11.25%) Perl
4 87 (10.75%) Bash Shell
5 80 (9.89%) PowerShell
6 70 (8.65%) Shell Script
7 48 (5.93%) Java
8 37 (4.57%) Ruby
9 33 (4.08%) PHP
10 19 (2.35%) C
11 16 (1.98%) Korn
12 13 (1.61%) JavaScript
13 11 (1.36%) VB
13 11 (1.36%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.74%) C#
14 6 (0.74%) VBScript
15 4 (0.49%) C++
16 3 (0.37%) Scala
17 2 (0.25%) Groovy
17 2 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (8.78%) Security Cleared
2 40 (4.94%) SC Cleared
3 35 (4.33%) Degree
4 28 (3.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (2.10%) MCSE
6 15 (1.85%) RHCE
7 14 (1.73%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.87%) MCP
10 7 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.87%) RHCT
11 5 (0.62%) CCNA
11 5 (0.62%) MCITP
11 5 (0.62%) MCTS
11 5 (0.62%) RHCA
12 4 (0.49%) RHCSA
13 3 (0.37%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.37%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.20%) SLA
2 10 (1.24%) QA
3 6 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) BS7799
System Software
1 173 (21.38%) Active Directory
2 115 (14.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (4.57%) vSphere
4 28 (3.46%) Hyper-V
5 26 (3.21%) NFS
6 23 (2.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 22 (2.72%) XenApp
8 21 (2.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 21 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (2.47%) VMware ESX
10 15 (1.85%) KVM
11 13 (1.61%) Samba
12 11 (1.36%) XenDesktop
13 10 (1.24%) Xen
13 10 (1.24%) vCloud
14 9 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.99%) Terminal Services
16 7 (0.87%) VMware Server
17 6 (0.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 133 (16.44%) Puppet
2 49 (6.06%) SCOM
3 41 (5.07%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (3.34%) Nagios
4 27 (3.34%) SCCM
5 21 (2.60%) SCSM
6 19 (2.35%) NetBackup
6 19 (2.35%) SCOrch
7 14 (1.73%) Red Hat Satellite
8 13 (1.61%) Ansible
8 13 (1.61%) WSUS
8 13 (1.61%) Tivoli
9 12 (1.48%) HP SIM
10 11 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 10 (1.24%) Backup Exec
12 8 (0.99%) ZABBIX
13 7 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 7 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.87%) ARCserve
13 7 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 241 (29.79%) VMware
2 194 (23.98%) Red Hat
3 154 (19.04%) Microsoft
4 115 (14.22%) Oracle
5 92 (11.37%) HP
6 83 (10.26%) Cisco
7 53 (6.55%) Citrix
8 51 (6.30%) NetApp
9 47 (5.81%) IBM
10 36 (4.45%) Sun
11 35 (4.33%) Veritas
12 34 (4.20%) Symantec
13 23 (2.84%) EMC
14 21 (2.60%) SAP
15 16 (1.98%) 3PAR
16 14 (1.73%) BMC
16 14 (1.73%) Dell
17 12 (1.48%) Sybase
18 11 (1.36%) Apple
19 10 (1.24%) Websense
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + +
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £30k - £35k plus package
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cognitive Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + n/a
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £230.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £475 - 535 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £535 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum + TBA
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Rate: c.£375/day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
West London, Hayes, Stockley Park, Bedfont,...
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £370 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £220 - £280 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Wales
CPS Group
Rate: £130 - 150 per day
Posted: 17 days ago